Lena Dunham Recounts Date Rape in College

October 1, 2014 3:12 PM

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Lena Dunham Recounts Date Rape in College

In an interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Girls' creator and star Lena Dunham opened up about being sexually assaulted in college. The author, 28, also revealed why she detailed the experience in her first memoir, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned." Dunham called it "the chapter about date rape."

"It was a painful experience physically and emotionally and one I spent a long time trying to reconcile," Dunham recalled. She added, "I actually [have] been thinking about it a lot this week because I sent an email to somebody who I had known at that time who knew the guy who had perpetrated the ac...

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